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Keynote Speaker Barbara Rubel

Barbara Rubel brings insight and experience that couldn’t be more relevant to this year’s conference for advocates of survivors of sexual assault. She’s a nationally recognized leader and educator in her field – stress management that uses self-awareness of skills and strengths to improve the ability to handle job burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. […]

Annual Conference Speaker

More exciting news! Elizabeth Tang, an Equal Justice Works fellow with the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) will be presenting at our conference. For the past 40 years, NWLC has been at the forefront of landmark advances that have improved the lives of women. NWLC works to promote equality and opportunity for women and families. They champion policies and laws […]

Get Excited About Our 18th Annual Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

We’re thrilled to announce that Vivian Huelgo, chief counsel of the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, will be our opening keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Conference. We couldn’t be more excited about having her kick off our three-day conference and set the stage for all the important learning to come. Vivian […]

Tips for Being a Supportive Friend to a Survivor

Along with the physical damage of sexual violence, the psychological and emotional aftermath make the road to recovery for survivors long, difficult and full of obstacles. Being a supportive family member or friend is an important part of a survivor’s healing process. Here are some suggestions taken from the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National […]

New Privacy Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

By Maricarmen Garza The right to privacy is a fundamental right enjoyed by all Americans. However, this vital right has often become the first thing to vanish for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. It has been said that rape is the only crime in which the victim is treated like a suspect. Until the […]

A Step Forward for Texas Survivor Protection Laws

On Sep 1, 2017, the State of Texas took a leap forward to catch up to the thirty nine other states with enhanced state-level survivor privacy laws. Authored by Rep. Abel Herrero, H.B. 3649 boosted previously lacking legal protections for private conversations between domestic violence victims and their family violence advocates. Before this law, batterers […]